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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rockland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockland and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Rockland:
    • 41.947589, -74.799049
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rockland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

We have found two communities that share the name Rockland.

Within New York, the name Rockland is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Brown County
      • This Rockland is located in Brown County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Rockland.
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Rockland is located in Manitowoc County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km] to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Rockland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Arena [Delaware County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Delaware County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Beaverkill [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverkill
    • Beaverkill [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverkill
  • Butternut Grove [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Grove
    • Butternut Grove [Delaware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Grove
  • Curry [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry
    • Curry [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curry
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Deckertown [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckertown
      • Deckertown [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckertown
    • Divine Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Divine Corners
      • Divine Corners [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Divine Corners
    • Ferndale [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<3>
    • Hazel [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Liberty [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Neversink [Sullivan County]
    • Parksville [Sullivan County]
    • Rockland [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Rockland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Walter R. Brooks     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Rome (NY) on January 9, 1886 (a Saturday) and died in Roxbury (NY) on August 17, 1958 (a Sunday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Madison County, New York).
      • Roxbury is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Rockland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter R. Brooks<4>
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rockland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<4>
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Rockland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

How Far From Rockland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rockland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Rockland and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rockland to Monticello, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,677 miles [9,136.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,390 miles [10,283.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,265 miles [6,863.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Mentions & References for Rockland

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Sullivan County

About New York

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RocklandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9476, Longitude: -74.7990       In this case, the coordinates for Rockland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Rockland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.285 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.104 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.459 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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